Martin Luther King Jr. Day is on Monday, but several events and observations are planned in Wichita even before then. Among them:
Parade and pancake feed
The Christian Faith Centre at 1130 S. Broadway will put on a pancake feed followed by a parade on Saturday. The pancake feed will begin at 8 a.m. and is free for the first 150 people. It is $3 per person after that. The parade, which will include floats, cars, horses, fire officials and police, starts at 10 a.m. at the Christian Faith Centre and ends in the Chester I. Lewis Reflection Square Park in downtown Wichita. Admission to the parade is a $3 button available at the event, at various QuikTrip locations, P&P Seed and Bait, St. Mark United Methodist Church and the Kansas African American Museum. The Kansas African American Museum will be collecting books to send to Africa shortly after the parade. Books can be dropped off at the museum, 601 N. Water, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. For more information, call the Christian Faith Centre 316-682-3534.
Celebration at the Kansas African American Museum
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The Kansas African American Museum will put on its 36th annual Martin Luther King Jr., celebration at 7 p.m. Saturday at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, 1550 N. Chapel Hill St. The celebration will include a group that will sing about King’s message of diversity and inclusion plus a recognition of community members who embody King’s ideals. Admission is a $3 button available at the event, at various QuikTrip locations, P&P Seed and Bait, St. Mark United Methodist Church and the Kansas African American Museum. More information can be found at tkaamuseum.net.
Celebration by the Ministerial League
The Greater Wichita Ministerial League is putting on its annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at Wichita State University’s Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 29th Street North and Oliver, at noon Monday. The event will have a joyous, church-like atmosphere, organizers say, and it’s open to anyone. Admission is free. For more information, visit gwml.yolasite.com.